Grassroots Administrative Assistant
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the nation’s second largest non-profit advocacy and education organization has an immediate opening for a Grassroots Administrative Assistant to provide support and to coordinate the activities of our Grassroots department.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
- Maintains a diverse network of members, opinion leaders, volunteers, activists, and partner organizations through developing and maintaining the volunteer database
- Coordinates a corps of volunteers to support events in Washington DC and on Capitol Hill
- Provides support for meetings, projects and follow-up actions; researches and assembles information for use in discussions, presentations and reports for the department
- Coordinates the review process for items such as timesheets, vouchers and check requests, including volunteer expense reimbursements
- Participates in the development of the Grassroots’ annual budget, monitors on-going spending of project budgets in coordination with the Director and the Grassroots staff
- Provides administrative and organizational support for National Committee Volunteer Programs; ensures appropriate development, updating and dissemination of materials and literature
- Establishes and maintains files and records for Grassroots
- Supervises purchases of office supplies and “giveaways” and material for volunteers
- Assists with the coordination of administrative functions within the department, including budgetary input for exhibits, mailings and volunteer program projects
- Supervises assignment of portable office equipment for use during Grassroots travel assignments
- Assists the Grassroots Director in addressing staff issues and related concerns as required
High school diploma or equivalent is required; Business school or completion of college course work in business administration and/or management is preferred. Three years of experience working in a responsible administrative/organizational role. Grassroots or issue advocacy campaign experience preferred.
Good oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, ability to work well with the public; ability to work independently; advanced computer skills and experience working with word processing, data management and presentation software are also required.
Our offices are conveniently located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and accessible to several modes of public transportation. This position offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Candidates may send cover letter, resume and salary expectations email@example.com.
“Know Your Rights Campaign” Part Time Project Coordinator
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation is seeking an experienced part-time project coordinator based in California to manage our Know Your Rights Initiative, a program which seeks to educate LGBT seniors and families about new federal benefits made available to them under the 2013 Supreme Court Windsor decision.
Duration of Position: Approximately 15 months
Location: Northern California
Reports to: NC Foundation Director and coordinates closely with D.C. based staff
- Building partnerships with individuals, LGBT groups, aging organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies across the state to help cosponsor/promote Town Hall events
- Identifying and securing appropriate local and national aging, LGBT, Social Security, and legal experts to participate Town Hall panels
- Working in conjunction with a local media consultant, utilize local media to promote and generate participation in Town Hall and Leadership events
- Create a advocacy toolkit (event flyers, partner responsibilities, etc.) and various other materials to be disseminated prior to and at events
- Reach out to local, state, and national government officials to attend Leadership events or Town Hall meets
- Coordinate logistics (such as catering and venues) for all events, approximately a dozen and a half over the course of 9 months, including two webinars
- Create a post-event packet for each location, documenting outcomes achieved
- 3+ years of working in grassroots community organizing and/or special events planning
- Access to transportation a must; position requires extensive travel around the state
- Must have networks among California’s diverse populations
- Must have good interpersonal skills
- Strong ability to work well under pressure and strictly adhere to deadlines
- Good written and oral communication skills, multilingual abilities a huge plus, particularly in Spanish
- Previous relationship with LGBT community a plus, but not essential
- Technologically proficient in web and basic computer programs
To apply for this position please send cover, resume and general salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.